Onkel Wanja
Theatre

Drama in four acts by Anton Chekhov

Unfortunately missed!

  • Eine Szene aus ‹Onkel Wanja›
  • Eine Szene aus ‹Onkel Wanja›
  • Eine Szene aus ‹Onkel Wanja›

  • Resumption
  • 2 hours 35 minutes without an interval
  • Recommended age: 12+
  • With English surtitles

A timeless tale of a patchwork family in the countryside

Beat manages his deceased sister's company, «Rent-a-tent». With the proceeds he finances the career of his brother-in-law from his first marriage – an art professor he adores. This jack-of-all-trades returns from the big city penniless but with a young new wife. Beat himself had, for many years, dreamed of being an artist. But dreaming alone does not change the world, not even your own.

«This dialect Wanja offers everything the original did. Existential pain and humour, idealism drowned in booze and self-pity, the destruction of nature due to our laziness, the futility of all endeavour, because in the end everything stays the same.» bz Basel

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Also directed by Antú Romero Nunes